Monday, April 12, 2010


OK, here we go. RECAP
For our first clue you were told to create a 9"x 7" piece of altered fabric. You could stamp, dye, color with crayons, applique, what ever you wanted to do.
Second clue you were told to quilt the altered fabric to a piece of felt or batting using various threads.
Third clue had you carefully cut up the quilted fabric into at least six separate pieces. You were encouraged to be creative by cutting out circles, shapes, waves, etc. After the pieces were cut apart they were to be reassembled into a completely new non-rectangular shape. You were encouraged to play with the shape, and then stitch it back together into ONE WHOLE PIECE with a backing fabric behind it.
Fourth clue had you embellish the piece using stitching, beads, wire, etc.

So, what do you think you are going to do now?


You are to FOLD, BEND, TUCK, STRETCH and MOLD your piece of fabric into a THREE DIMENSIONAL VESSEL or VASE.

Be creative, try not to end up with a traditional looking vase. It will happen and that's ok but play with some other options.

Once the fabric has been shaped STITCH the piece into its new three dimensional form.

You now have a unique and fascinating piece of art to use or purely enjoy.

A thank you goes out to Leilani Pierson for publishing this article in Quilting Arts Magazine.

Here's the link to see what the participants have done so far.:

Hint: while shaping my second project I put a small little vase inside and wrapped it around it. I wanted to use my finished shape as a flower holder. I am now on my fifth project and each time I'm tweaked it a little, having more and more fun with the shapes and what I have used and embellished.

I hope you have had fun with this BLIND CHALLENGE. I plan on doing another one in the fall so do keep in touch.

There are two upcoming Down The Rabbit Hole Challenges in the works, stay tuned.

:)Bea Who has such a big grin on her face with all of you creating along with her.



  1. Oh my GOD - no wonder you are laughing!! Well, this will be fun!! My circle is so thick it'll take some bending. Yours is just fantastic. You did, of course, have the advantage of knowing what was coming!



  2. Fan-Tab-U-Lous!
    What a great Mother's Day gift that would make filled with flowers.

  3. Oh, now I am excited again! I had decided not to finish my two pieces because I thought they would be useless when finished. Pretty but useless. Now, I have a reason to finish them!

  4. I'm so glad everybody is having fun and I really hope that you all make more of these and share the "tweaking" you have done to them. :)Bea

  5. Oh my gosh...I am having trouble cutting into mine...I kinda like it the way it is...but SHE is coming forth into my heart's focus...very tribal. I am off to cut into my splash of color. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  6. This turned out so happy and bright! Love it.

  7. Be brave, Mary Helen, be brave. :)Bea

  8. Thanks Dotti. On Friday, I'll post picture of the other ones that I have made and a better look at this one. My daughter already said that this has her name on it. lol :)Bea

  9. Oh my goodness...what a surprise clue. I didn't expect this at all. I had lt my subscription to QA run out right before this issue came out I guess. I love your results. I am out of town this week, so will do the last great clue when I get back home. This was so much fun and I look forward to the next challenges.

  10. I hoped it would surprise people, Yvonne. I can't wait to see what you do with yours. :)Bea

  11. wow, this looks really cool!~